Questions About Our Horse Massage School

Q: Can I adequately perform equine massage after only five days of instruction?

A: Yes!! Our DVD is sent out to you upon receiving your deposit for you to practice before attending school. You will be amazed at how simple and clear my presentation is, and you will be able to grasp the instruction quite easily, no matter who, or how old you are. My youngest student was 11, and my oldest 63 years of age. But don’t take my word for it, check out the testimonials.

 

Q: What is it like at the school?

A: Rustic and beautiful. The view is spectacular at 3,200 ft. looking over the top of the trees down to the Pacific Ocean, breakfast and lunches are simple. Evening meals are gourmet/organic, lodging is charming, simple, relaxing and enjoyable. Showers and restrooms are in the main cabin and lower area of the property. Main cabin is a remodeled gold miner/ prospectors cabin which was built by my grandfather in the early 50s and lends itself to cozy, comfortable sleeping. Warm summer evenings are best enjoyed out under the stars. Outdoors on his remote private property is where the teacher sleeps during school. He loves the sounds of nature at night, and you will as well. I encourage all of my students to try camping, which is what Big Sur is world famous for. A lot of work has gone into this set-up to make it a wonderful experience at the equine massage program. It will be an experience you will never forget. Oh yes, lots of walking trails and places to get away for those who love doing so.

 

Q: Do I need special education for massaging dogs

A: No, what you learn for the horses applies for dogs, cats, cows and people.

 

Q: What is the age requirement to attend the school?

A: Students under the age of 18 years must have a written release form signed by a parent or guardian. To obtain the form, contact the school. My youngest student was age 11.

 

Q: What is the average class size?

A: Six students and on occasion more.

 

Q: What is the income potential of being a Certified Equine Sports

Massage Therapist (CESMT)?

A: Between $50 – $150 per horse, depending on the region and the client.

 

Q: Are certificates given at graduation?

A: Yes.

 

Q: What are the educational requirements needed prior to attending this school?

A: None, just willing to learn and have a fun time doing it. You must be correctable and teachable as well. Be ready for the unexpected.

 

Q: What common problems are addressed by equine massage?

A:

  • Tying Up
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Lateral Bending
  • Girth Discomfort
  • Tracking Unevenly
  • Forward Impulsion
  • Lead Changes
  • Cold Back
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Limited Flexibility
  • Resistance to Rider’s Input
  • Attitude Problems
  • Emotional Trauma and Fear
  • And More!